Dr Richard Evans

BA, MA, PhD, VetMB, (Cambridge) MSc (Middlesex)

Course Leader for Counselling

+44 (0)1242 715286

Dr Evans is Senior Lecturer in Counselling Psychology at the University of Gloucestershire. His research background is in the study of neurotransmitter and hormone receptors and of synapses using a range of model systems and the application of classical pharmacological, physiological and contemporary molecular biological techniques. He is also qualified as an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor and holds a Diploma in Clinical Supervision. He is engaged in evaluating and applying the interface of contemporary neurobiology and evolutionary biology with psychotherapeutic theory and practice. His main current academic foci are (1) the understanding of psychopathology in terms of underlying neuroscience and (2) the neuroscience of attachment behaviour and empathy. His major clinical interests are contemporary relational approaches to therapy, brief therapies and couples work.

Membership of Professional Bodies

United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy-Registered; Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Senior Accredited); Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons; Chartered Biologist; Member of the Society of Biology, Diplomate European College of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology; Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Selected Publications

Evans, R.J. Caleb, R. Berger, D. (2006) What’s happening with the Annual Survey.  AUCC Journal, May 200, p28 (only)


Evans, R.J. (2003) Phobia: a biological perspective.  Chapter 1 in Morgan, S (Ed.) Phobia: a reassessment. Encyclopaedia of Psychoanalsyis, Vol. 6. Karnac Books, London. Pp.  11-50.


Duffus, W.P.H., Bennett, D, Bennett, M., Evans, R.J., Jefferies A.R., May, S.A., Mould, J., Rhind, S., Taylor, F.G.R., Vaillant, C. et al (2002) QAA Benchmarking statement –Veterinary Science. QAAHE, Gloucester.


Mateos-Trigos, G., Evans, R.J., Heath, M.F. 292 (2002).Effects of P2Y1 and P2Y12 receptor antagonists on ADP-induced shape change of equine platelets: comparison with human platelets Platelets 13: 285-292.


Scase, T.J., Heath, M.F., Allen, J.M., Sage, S.O. and Evans, R.J. (1998) Identification of a P2x1 purinoceptor expressed on human platelets.  Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications,242, 525-528


Heath. M.F., Farndale, R.W., Napthine, C.S., Hayes, L.J. and Evans, R.J. (1997) Molecular mechanism of resistance of equine (Equus caballus) platelets to alpha2-adrenergic regulation.  Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology , 118B, 889-893.


Scase, T.J., Heath, M.F. and Evans, R.J.  (1997) Cloning of PAR3 cDNA from human platelets and human erythroleukaemic and promonocytic cell lines.  Blood90, 2113-2